What is Certified Wildlife Habitat?

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will certify your backyard habitat area if it provides food, water, cover, places to raise young, and is maintained using sustainable practices. Read more about the program here!

Use this simple checklist to create your habitat.

Why should I certify my yard or garden?

When you certify your yard or garden as habitat through NWF, you acknowledge your contribution to conservation. In addition, you can opt to purchase a special sign with the NWF and KWF logos to proudly show you're committed to smart landscaping that benefits fish and wildlife in our great state!

What is the cost to certify my wildlife habitat?

The application fee is $20 and the cost for an official sign is $30. The money directly supports NWF's wildlife programs, with a portion going to KWF.

How do I certify my wildlife habitat?

Certify your wildlife habitat using this form!

Need help finding native plants? Check out these sites for more information:

Kansas Native Plant Society
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
Kansas Plants List

or contact us for any questions! We are happy to help!

When you post a sign around a habitat area indicating that it is intentional, you likely preempt comments and/or complaints about that habitat area looking "unkempt." You also educate passersby and help KWF achieve its habitat conservation goals. One benefit of certifying with NWF is the well-designed sign.


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